TLAN 304: Colloquial Tibetan VI

This course further develops skills learned in Colloquial Tibetan V and emphasizes students’ ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written Tibetan. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing fluently and naturally. In this semester students continue to read material that bridges the gap between classical and colloquial language, with added emphasis on Buddhist vocabulary. Class discussions and presentations in which students must demonstrate fluency and comfort with the spoken language comprise a large part of the class. Homework includes translation and composition exercises and preparation of talks and presentations. The class is conducted almost entirely in Tibetan.

Prerequisites

TLAN 303: Colloquial Tibetan V or permission from the instructor.